RENFREWSHIRE Council has defended its roads repair plan, insisting the work will make a “significant” difference to drivers.

The local authority is investing a total of £40million in roads and footways across the area over the next five years and has said every community will benefit from the programme.

While residents have complained about crater-filled carriageways that aren’t included in the schedule, the council has said it is impossible to fix each road which needs attention.

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Bosses have also pledged they will continue to assess all roads and carry out work in the future where it is most needed.

A Renfrewshire Council spokesperson told The Gazette: “We are investing £40million in Renfrewshire roads and footways across the next five years to make a significant and sustained improvement to the quality of our roads network.

“More than £8million will be invested in 2019/20 alone as we carry out works to more than 125 roads, through resurfacing or preparatory works, and 57 footways – with every community in Renfrewshire seeing the benefit.

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“Not all roads can be included in the forthcoming year’s programme but we will continue to assess the network and carry out resurfacing works, on a priority basis, in future years.”

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